For many people, scars are rarely wanted. This is especially true if the scar is on your face. A noticeable scar on the face can make a person feel less secure about their appearance. When they look at themselves in the mirror, what they see is not their face, but their scar. When other people are looking at them, they are constantly worried that the person is focusing on the scar. If this describes your situation, laser scar resurfacing may be able to help you.
An unwanted scar can make a person unnecessarily self-conscious, affect the way that they interact with others, and even keep them from going out in public. While there are some topical creams that have been designed to reduce the appearance of certain types of scars, the majority of them produce lackluster results. Laser scar resurfacing, on the other hand, has been proven as an effective way to minimize the appearance of shallow scars.
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure used to remove scars, sun damage, wrinkled skin, and other common skin issues. The procedure works by promoting collagen production, thereby encouraging your body to repair itself. Over time, this increased collagen production will help your scar gradually disappear.
At Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center, we offer scar resurfacing with the Palomar® Icon 1540 and the Picosure® Focus Array to allow treatment for all skin types and tones. During your consultation, we will help you decide which type of laser will provide you with the best results. In general, however, the Icon 1540 provides better results for patients with lighter skin, while patients with darker skin tones would benefit more from the Focus Array. Both lasers provide non-ablative, quick, and convenient scar removal.
Depending on the area you would like treated and the type of scar you have, treatment sessions with can take as little as 30 minutes. Both lasers come with a cooling device to keep you comfortable. Since laser scar resurfacing is completely non-invasive, you can go back to your daily routine as soon as treatment is finished. The number of sessions needed varies from patient to patient, and we will help you decide how many you will need during your consultation with us.
Laser scar resurfacing is a powerful tool that can help you enhance your appearance, increase your self-confidence, and get back to looking like and feeling the way you should. The professionals at Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center offer this treatment right here in our office in Lexington. Contact us today and schedule your consultation to learn more.